Saturday, October 01, 2016

 

NETANYAHU-ABBAS SHAKE HANDS AT PERES FUNERAL-BUT WON'T SHAKE ON THE PEACE PROCESS.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Full text of Benjamin Netanyahu’s eulogy for Shimon Peres-Despite differences with former rival, prime minister says contribution of late president to state’s defense will have the ‘gratitude of generations’-By Times of Israel staff September 30, 2016, 1:26 pm

The full text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eulogy for former president and prime minister Shimon Peres, at Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem, September 30, 2016:I want to thank you all for coming today.That so many leaders came from around the world to bid farewell to Shimon, is a testament to his optimism, his quest for peace, his love of Israel.The people of Israel deeply appreciate the honor you have shown Shimon and the state to which he dedicated his life.Shimon lived a life of purpose. He soared to incredible heights. He swept so many with his vision and his hope. He was a great man of Israel. He was a great man of the world.Israel grieves for him. The world grieves for him. But we find hope in his legacy, as does the world.My friends,Shimon Peres not only led a long life, but a meaningful life.He played an active role as a senior partner in the national rebirth of the Jewish people.He belonged to the generation that emerged from bondage to liberty, that struck roots in our ancient homeland, and wielded the Sword of David in its defense.Shimon made a monumental contribution to guaranteeing our capacity to defend ourselves for generations.And for that he will have the gratitude of generations.At the same time, he made every effort throughout his adult life to achieve peace with our neighbors.It is no secret that Shimon and I were political rivals, but over time we became friends, close friends.In one of our many late night meetings at the President’s House, late at night, I asked him, “Tell me, Shimon, throughout your long career, who were the Israeli leaders you most revered?”Before he managed to answer me, I said, “The first one is clear. You studied at the feet of Ben-Gurion.”For indeed, as a young man, Shimon saw how Ben-Gurion forged our freedom and shouldered the responsibility for building Israel and securing its destiny.But in the same conversation, he also talked about Rabin, Begin, and other leaders with genuine appreciation for their unique contributions to our state.He then surprised me somewhat when he also mentioned one other person – Moshe Dayan.Shimon talked about Dayan’s valor on the battlefield and his originality, and one other characteristic.“Moshe never cared what anybody thought about him,” Shimon told me.“Dayan completely ignored political considerations. He was what he wanted to be.”Shimon appreciated these qualities, but he also knew one other truth – that if you want to realize the things you believe in, your diplomatic, economic and social goals, you can’t really disconnect from politics.And therefore, in the 50 years that he served in Knesset and in government, Shimon lived in that inherent tension between statesmanship and politics.He soared on the wings of vision but he knew that the runway passes through the rocky field of politics.He was able to do all that—to be pummeled, to fall and get back on his feet time after time—thanks to his passion for activism and ideals.I first encountered that passion, here, on this very hill 40 years ago.Two days after the bold rescue operation in Entebbe in which my brother gave his life, Yoni’s funeral was held here.As defense minister, together with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon approved that operation.At the funeral, he delivered a deeply stirring eulogy, which I will never forget.It was the first time I ever met him.My late parents, my brother, and I were profoundly moved by what he said about Yoni, about the Operation, about the bond with our forefathers, and about the pride of our nation.From that point on, a special bond was formed between us.Shimon and I disagreed about many things, but those disagreements never overshadowed our many warm and thoughtful discussions.Our friendship deepened with each meeting.Yet we never glossed over our differences of opinion.In one of our nearly night-long discussions, we addressed a fundamental question: From Israel’s perspective, what is paramount — security or peace? Shimon enthusiastically replied, “Bibi, peace is the true security. If there will be peace, there will be security.”And I responded to him, “Shimon, in the Middle East, security is essential for achieving peace and for maintaining it.”The debate intensified.We went back and forth for hours, flinging arguments at one another.He came from the left, I came from the right.I came from the right, and he came back from the left.And in the end – like two worn-out prizefighters – we put down our gloves.I saw in his eyes, and I think he saw in mine, that our principles stemmed from deep-seeded beliefs and a commitment to the cause – ensuring Israel’s future.My friends, do you know what surprising conclusion I reached with the passage of time? We were both right.In a turbulent Middle East in which only the strong survive, peace will not be achieved other than by permanently preserving our power.But power is not an end in itself.It’s a means to an end.That goal is to ensure our national existence and co-existence.To promote progress, prosperity and peace – for us, for the nations of the region, and for our Palestinian neighbors.Distinguished guests,Shimon also reached the conclusion that no one camp has a monopoly on truth.The day after his swearing-in as Israel’s 9th president, he attended the official memorial ceremony for Ze’ev Jabotinsky, whom I regard as one of my spiritual mentors.Addressing the ceremony, Shimon said, “History bestowed on the two major streams of Zionism – the Labor movement and the Jabotinsky movement – the task of building the Zionist enterprise. The many gaps between these two camps have narrowed on many issues. The adherents of these streams are today partners in political parties and in the leadership of the state – something that was inconceivable in the distant past.”“It seems,” Shimon concluded, “that King Solomon was right. Two are better than one.”At the end of his speech, I approached him, shook his hand and warmly thanked him for his unifying message.Nine years later, two months ago, my wife and I came to honor Shimon at the opening of the Peres Center for Innovation.Nano and medical technology, neuroscience and computer engineering, satellites and robotics—all were on prominent display.Shimon radiated pride. I don’t think I had ever seen him that happy.It was the realization of one of his dreams.He put a pair of 3-D glasses over his eyes – the same eyes from which his corneas have been donated for the benefit of the next generation.Nothing could be more symbolic.Shimon always looked to the future. He believed, as we believe, in progress, in science and technology.They have the power to strengthen our security as well as to lay the future foundations for peace.If we nurture these capabilities and act resolutely against the enemies of progress, modernity will triumph over barbarism, good will win out over evil, and light will defeat darkness.Shimon, my friend, you said that one of the few times you shed a tear was when you heard the tragic news of the death of my brother Yoni in Entebbe.You cried then, Shimon. And today, I weep for you.I loved you. We all love you.Be at peace, Shimon, dear friend, great leader.We will cherish your memory in the heart of our nation and – I can confidently say – in the heart of all nations.”

At Peres funeral, PM and Abbas shake hands, but won’t shake up peace process-Despite his not-so-subtle digs at Netanyahu, Obama went home without any apparent effort to bring Jerusalem and Ramallah closer together-By Raphael Ahren September 30, 2016, 3:52 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

At their impromptu meeting at Shimon Peres’s funeral, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it had been a “long time” since the two met. Indeed, the last proper meeting between the leaders that was more than a mere handshake (as during the famously photobombed meeting at the Paris climate conference) took place more than half a decade ago.“I’m so happy. I am looking forward to having you in our house,” the prime minister’s wife, Sara, told her guest from Ramallah. “We’re waiting for you.”Much was made of the Abbas-Netanyahu handshake. The European Union’s foreign policy czar, Federica Mogherini, for instance, posted a video of the 20-second encounter on her Twitter account, adding that “there is still hope for peace.”But given the current climate, it could be a long time before Netanyahu and Abbas will meet again. Despite the friendly handshake between Netanyahu and Abbas, and notwithstanding the aggressive exhortation by Amos Oz, Israel’s most well-known novelist, and the not-so-subtle plea by US President Barack Obama, Friday’s funeral will most likely not result in tangible progress in the stalled peace process.In 1995, Yasser Arafat refrained from attending Yitzhak Rabin’s funeral, and so Abbas and his chief negotiator Saeb Erekat took a significant step Friday by coming to Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl, which is named after the man who first articulated an idea that resulted in what Palestinians call the Nakba, their national catastrophe.But until Obama took the podium as the last speaker of the day, no one even acknowledged the presence of the Palestinian delegation.Greeting dignitaries “from near and far,” Netanyahu mentioned by name Obama and his predecessor Bill Clinton, Spain’s King Felipe, Prince Charles and even the Grand Duke of Luxemburg. Israel does not recognize a Palestinian state, and diplomatic protocol thus does not consider Abbas a head of state. But on a day dedicated to honoring a man who fought tirelessly for peace and reconciliation, Netanyahu could have done more to acknowledge Abbas.Shimon Peres was much more than the Oslo Accords, and many of the eulogies by Israeli officials and his family members chose not to focus their remarks on the peace process. Those who did made sure to stick to praising Peres for his vision and refrained from openly criticizing Israel’s current leadership.The first speaker to become political was Oz.“There are those who say peace is not possible. But peace is not only possible, it is necessary, it’s inevitable, simply because we are not going anywhere — we have nowhere to go from here — and also the Palestinians are not going anywhere from here,” he said. “Deep in their hearts, almost everyone, on all sides, know this truth. But where are the courageous leaders to rise and continue on [Peres’s] path? Where are Shimon Peres’s successors?”Netanyahu, in his eulogy, did not hide the “differences of opinion” he had with the late president, whom he had beaten in the 1996 elections for prime minister.Netanyahu even recalled a passionate debate he recently had with Peres about the most essential question: From Israel’s perspective, what is paramount — security or peace? “Bibi, peace is the true security. If there will be peace, there will be security,” Netanyahu recalled Peres as saying. “Shimon,” the prime minister replied, “in the Middle East, security is essential for achieving peace and for maintaining it.”The “surprising conclusion” Netanyahu reached was that both philosophies are right, he continued. “In a turbulent Middle East in which only the strong survive, peace will not be achieved other than by permanently preserving our power. But power is not an end in itself.It’s a means to an end. That goal is to ensure our existence and coexistence. To promote progress, prosperity and peace – for us, for the nations of the region, and for our Palestinian neighbors.”Obama, who at the beginning of his remarks noted that Abbas’s presence “is a gesture and a reminder of the unfinished business of peace,” appeared to fundamentally agree with Netanyahu’s theory.“I don’t think he was naive,” Obama said of Peres. “He understood from hard-earned experience that true security comes through making peace with its neighbors.”Peres would say that “Jewish people weren’t born to rule another people,” and oppose the ideal of “slaves and masters,” the president continued. “Even in the face of terrorist attacks, even after repeated disappointments at the negotiating table, he insisted that as human beings, Palestinians must be seen as equal in dignity to Jews and must therefore be equal in self-determination.”It is not only Peres’s sense of justice and his “understanding of Israel’s meaning” that led him to support the establishment of a Palestinian state, the president argued, but his “analysis of Israel’s security.” Peres believed that the “Zionist idea would be best protected when Palestinians too had a state of their own.”A short while after he spoke those words, Obama made his way to Ben Gurion Airport, boarded Air Force One and took off for Washington. He held no meetings and made no apparent effort to prod Netanyahu and Abbas into a room to talk about advancing Peres’s dream of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (As opposed to his last presidential visit, in March 2013, when he successfully urged Netanyahu to call Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in what turned out an important milestone on the way to Jerusalem’s reconciliation with Ankara).In his six-hour visit Friday, Obama did not resist the temptation to use Peres’s funeral to make plain once again his view that the Israeli government needs to do more to advance peace. It remains to be seen whether he will take Palestine-related action at the UN after the US presidential election in November. What’s clear already now is that Sara Netanyahu’s declared wish of hosting Mahmoud Abbas in her Jerusalem home, something that could only occur in the context of a new peace effort, is as elusive as ever.

After Peres funeral, Netanyahu meets with slate of world leaders-Premier sits down with French president, Canadian prime minister, British FM, among others at official Jerusalem residence-By Times of Israel staff September 30, 2016, 8:08 pm

Following the funeral of former president Shimon Peres on Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a number of meetings with world leaders at his official residence in Jerusalem.Among the dignitaries who made their way to Israel for the funeral — including US President Barack Obama, former president Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Charles — Netanyahu met personally on Friday afternoon with French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, President of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra.In his talks with the leaders, Netanyahu “noted the great contribution of the late former President Shimon Peres in strengthening and deepening relations with the various countries,” according to a statement issued by his office.“Regional issues, ways to stabilize regional security and ways to advance peace,” were also discussed, said the PMO, without adding details.

Without naming him, Bennett blasts PM for shaking Abbas’s hand at Peres funeral-Jewish Home leader says PA leader ‘encourages murder of Israelis and pays salaries to killers’ families’-By Times of Israel staff September 30, 2016, 7:35 pm

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) on Friday criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli figures for shaking hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who traveled to Jerusalem from Ramallah to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres.In a Facebook post after the funeral and without naming names, Bennett wrote: “I can’t understand why Israelis are standing in line to shake the hand of Abbas, who today encourages the murder of Israelis and pays a monthly allowance to the families of [Palestinian] killers.”“He should prevent funerals from needing to take place before attending any,” Bennett went on, in reference to the wave of Palestinian terror attacks over the past year that have claimed the lives of more than 30 Israelis.Israel has repeatedly accused the Palestinian leadership of inciting young Palestinians to terror and Abbas himself for not doing enough to stop it.At the funeral, Netanyahu and Abbas exchanged a few words and his wife Sara told the PA leader she would be pleased to host him at the prime minister’s official residence someday.Abbas also shook hands with President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama and met with other Israeli officials.While some commentators on Bennett’s official Facebook page agreed with him, others criticized what they called his small-minded approach to the incident.“This, Mr. Bennett, is what being a leader is about … the truth is it took real courage on his part to even come,” wrote one user.“The Israelis who shook the hand of Abbas are not beholden to the radicalized voters of Jewish Home and their Jewishness is not defined by hatred of Arabs. You have proven that real leadership is far removed from you,” wrote another.Peres was buried Friday at Mount Herzl ceremony in Jerusalem. His funeral was attended by world leaders from over 70 countries, including US president Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton.The last of Israel’s founding fathers, Peres died early Wednesday at the age of 93.

Odeh defends party’s decision not to attend Peres’s funeral-Head of Joint List extends condolences to late president’s family but says he had ‘no place’ in this ‘day of national mourning’-By Times of Israel staff September 30, 2016, 9:37 pm

Knesset Member Ayman Odeh, the head of the Joint (Arab) List party, defended on Friday evening the decision of his party members not to attend the funeral of the late Israeli president Shimon Peres.Peres was buried Friday at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem. His funeral ceremony was attended by dignitaries from over 70 countries around the world, including US President Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton. Regional statesmen including Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other Fatah officials, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry were also present but the absences of Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sissi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II were notable.Ahead of the funeral Friday, Odeh said party members would not attend, citing a “complicated” history. The party had also remained mostly silent since Peres’s passing on Wednesday morning, publishing no eulogy or statement. Peres died two weeks after suffering a major stroke.Speaking on Israeli Channel 2 on Friday, Odeh said that Peres’s funeral was part of a “national day of mourning in which I have no place; not in the narrative, not in the symbols that exclude me, not in the stories of Peres as a man who built up Israel’s defenses.”Odeh did extend his condolences to Peres’s family and close friends and said he understood that the decision not to participate in the funeral was hurtful to those “reasonable forces in Israeli society” with whom he says he has built ties.The head of the Arab-majority party — made up of Balad, Ta’al, Hadash and the United Arab List — was fiercely chided by the panelists on Channel 2 who countered that the decision not to attend the funeral showed a lack of leadership on his part and a missed opportunity.Odeh retorted that he did not accept that “patronizing interpretation” of his actions, joking that he had arrived in the studio wearing a bullet-proof vest after the storm of criticism he and his party members received.Odeh said that since Peres’s stroke two weeks ago and especially his passing on Wednesday, it was important for him “not to hurt [feelings] and to convey messages that can be complex and misunderstood.”“On the personal and human level, I feel the pain [of Peres’s passing], but not on the national level,” Odeh said.“I try so hard to understand the pain of the Jews, with the Holocaust and the pogroms they suffered. They Jews need to understand our [Arab-Israelis’] pain too, otherwise it’s not real coexistence,” he argued.Odeh said that on Saturday, the Arab-Israeli community was marking the 16th anniversary of the October 2000 riots in which 13 members of the community were killed by police during a series of demonstrations across Arab villages. They were protesting Israel actions against Palestinians as the Second Intifada was unfolding.“Can someone understand our pain [from those events] or does that not interest anybody?” asked Odeh who said that one of those killed was his wife’s younger brother.“Will anyone from the government attend [the ceremonies marking the deaths]?” he went on.Peres, he said, did “many positive things [throughout his life] but there are things we can’t forgive [Israelis for], like the events of 1948 [during the founding of the State of Israel in which thousands from the Arab community fled or were displaced], Kfar Kassem [in which 48 civilians from the village were killed by Israel Border Police in 1956 when they unknowingly violated a curfew while returning from work] and yes, the October 2000 events.”Peres officially apologized for the Kfar Kassem killings, known as the Kfar Kassem masscre, in 2007.“A terrible event happened here in the past, and we are very sorry for it,” he said at the time.Odeh said he and the party had chosen to remain silent on Peres’s death “out of respect.”On his Twitter account Thursday, Odeh wrote in Hebrew that “Peres’s memory in the Arab community is different from the narrative that has been spoken about over the past few days and I understand that it is difficult to hear such complicated messages in the moments after his death.”When asked on Army Radio Thursday if whether he would attend the funeral Friday, Odeh said, “I will not take part in this celebration of 1948, of the nuclear reactor. I think all of those events were tragedies for other people, for my nation in 1948.”He also called him a “man of security, occupation and settlement construction who introduced nuclear [facilities] to the Middle East and, unfortunately, was also a president who chose to support Netanyahu and his policies.”Odeh went on to cite the April 1996 Qana attack, when Israel Defense Forces artillery fire on a UN compound in the southern Lebanese village killed 106 civilians.Peres was prime minister at the time, and Odeh told Army Radio that he held him responsible for the “massacre.”The comments echoed, albeit more softly, comments made MK Basel Ghattas, also of the Joint List, who sparked a firestorm when he criticized Peres two weeks ago after he first suffered a major stroke.Ghattas said Peres “was one of the pillars of the Zionist colonial project, and one of the most despicable, cruel, radical and long-lived [of its leadership].”Peres “was the most damaging and calamitous for the Palestinian nation and other Arab peoples,” Ghattas said.Though he served as defense minister and was considered a hawk in his early years in politics, rejecting any compromise with hostile Arab states, Peres later became the face of the country’s peace movement, carrying on the legacy of slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin who was his partner in working on the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians.Peres had said he was converted to dovishness after 1977, when Egyptian president Anwar Sadat made a historic visit to Jerusalem, leading to the first Arab-Israeli peace treaty.Peres gained international recognition for his Nobel Peace Prize, and late in life, became a virtual celebrity as he traveled around the globe preaching a message of peace and coexistence.

Jordanians rally against Israeli gas deal-‘No to financing the Zionist entity from the pockets of Jordanian citizens,’ hundreds cry in Amman protest against $10 billion accord-By AFP and Times of Israel staff September 30, 2016, 7:50 pm

AMMAN, Jordan — Hundreds of Jordanians took part in a demonstration Friday in the center of Amman to protest a deal signed this week to import natural gas from Israel.Demonstrators carried banners reading “No to financing the Zionist entity from the pockets of Jordanian citizens” and “No to gas imports from the Zionist enemy.”The protest was called by trade unions and political parties opposed to the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, half the population of which is of Palestinian origin.“Gas from the Zionists is a disgrace,” demonstrators chanted.A US-led consortium leading the development of Israel’s offshore gas reserves announced the signing on Monday of a deal to sell natural gas from its Leviathan field to Jordan.US firm Noble Energy, the lead partner, said the contract with the National Electric Power Company of Jordan (NEPCO) was for 300 million cubic feet (8.5 million cubic meters) per day over a 15-year term.It includes an option to purchase a further 50 million cubic feet, up to a total of 350 million daily.Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) on Monday praised the deal as “an extremely important national achievement.”“This is an important milestone in strengthening the ties and strategic partnerships between Israel and Jordan and the entire region,” he said, according to Channel 10.Delek Drilling CEO Yossi Abu said the deal marked “a historic day,” according to the Hebrew-language NRG website. The agreement “establishes the Leviathan oilfield as a serious player on the energy map,” he said.“Supplying natural gas to Jordan will enable our neighbors in Jordan to benefit from efficient, clean and cheap energy, just like the citizens of Israel,” he said. “It will contribute to the prosperity of Israel and Jordan and will strengthen ties and active partnerships between the two.”“The Leviathan consortium will continue to push forward additional deals including with Egypt, Turkey and the Palestinian Authority,” he added.



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